Inka Bernášková


Inka Bernášková, journalist. The first Czech woman sentenced to death by the Nazis. She spent her childhood in the United States, where her family also encountered the first Czechoslovak President Masaryk. After returning to Czechoslovakia, Inka began to cooperate with the Czech Red Cross. After the German occupation and the establishment of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, she published the illegal magazine V boj with her father, graphic artist and painter Vojtěch Preissig. She also participated in transferring people across the border to Slovakia. After her arrest, she showed great personal bravery by not betraying her collaborators, thus saving the lives of many other resistance fighters. She was executed on 28 August 1942 in the Plötzensee prison in Berlin.